|Japanese Name||プラフタ, Purafuta|
|Appears In|| Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book |
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey
|Voice|| Yuka Iguchi (Japanese)|
Ryan Bartley (English)
Plachta is a character in Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey and Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings.
Plachta is a talking book who has lost her memories. As Sophie comes up with new recipes and adds them to the book, she recovers new memories. 500 years ago, Plachta was once a human alchemist. With the help of Sophie and her friends, her soul is moved to a doll body, allowing Plachta to live a human-like life again.
Plachta and Luard were once close friends, but she eventually had to fight him when Luard got obsessed with a harmful kind of alchemy. Plachta ruptured Luard's soul into the artificial lifeforms known as Atomina and Meklet. However, fearing that Luard would regain his ability to use alchemy through the Cauldron of Alchemical Brilliance, she sealed her soul inside a book. Plachta is also the creator of the cauldron.
Plachta acts as Sophie's teacher and is related to all of Sophie's main goals - finding the Cauldron of Alchemical Brilliance, restoring the memories, regaining Plachta's human form, and defeating Luard.
If the player synthesizes and gives her the weapon she asks for, she will join as a playable battle party member. The player can also customize her appearance and battle capacities through the Dollmaking feature. If Plachta is happy with the outcome, a trophy will be earned.
Plachta accompanies Sophie on her journey, and acts fondly towards both her own student Sophie, as well as Sophie's student Firis Mistlud. Like Sophie, she is introduced early into the game but doesn't become playable until after the player has passed the exam.
Her demeanor has become softer and kinder since Atelier Sophie. She is always looking after Sophie, keeping her more impulsive side in check. She expresses concern over that Sophie doesn't act her age and take responsibility, but also often teases Sophie with things such as embarassing memories. She and Sophie have developed a relationship that is difficult to describe even for themselves, Sophie puts it as a bit of a mix of family, friends and master and student.
Atelier Lydie & SuelleEdit
Atelier Sophie Edit
Plachta's basic stats are to a degree customizable through the Dollmake feature. She can use a variety of alchemy items, but not to the degree that Sophie can.
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
On November 1 it was announced that Plachta would be joining Sophie Neuenmuller as a playable character in the upcoming Crossover Warriors game Warriors All-Stars.
The story takes place in an alternate world that relies on a miraculous spring to sustain itself. The King who could control the spring's powers suddenly perished, leaving the world in turmoil. The Queen told her daughter to summon otherworldly heroes to save their land, with Plachta being one of them, but the attempted summoning malfunctioned and left them scattered in different areas. Eventually, other members of this royal family are deemed eligible for the throne, dividing all the heroes into three warring factions.
Plachta, unlike Sophie, is not restricted to joining one faction, and can be recruited by anyone. Her introduction involves her bracelet being stolen by bandits and asking for the player hero to retrieve it for her. Once she has it back, she makes short work of the bandits using her weapon and even takes control of some mechanisms similar to tanks to devastate their numbers so the party can escape. Following the battle, the royal family member the player serves will ask Plachta for her help and she agrees to join them.
- Plachta can't use alchemy in her doll form, as her body is too artificial. However, her wide knowledge of alchemy remains.
- She was born in the same village as Luard.
- Just like Sophie, her reason for studying alchemy was to bring happiness to others.
- Plachta gives the player advice on the menu screen in Atelier Sophie. When the player has completed the main story's ending, the advice changes to friendly messages.
- She shares her Japanese voice with Mimi Houllier von Schwarzlang.
- Plachta means "sheet" in Slovakian.